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Author Topic: brit.thebee read here about a beekeeper who has an allergy.  (Read 780 times)
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« on: May 10, 2007, 10:22:04 PM »

http://www.alaskastar.com/stories/051007/new_20070510022.shtml

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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2007, 12:59:33 AM »

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I'm not severely allergic, but I do carry EpiPens,” Fouts said of the antihistamine auto-injectors he uses at the first sign of an allergic reaction

I pay attention to this sentence, so basic as important. Perhaps would be interesting to have antihistamine in the car, perhaps a neighbor can need it, because my bees, or removing a swarm...
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2007, 06:36:40 PM »

epi-pens are not antihistamines.  they are only for an anaphylactic reaction.  you would use an antihistamine like benadryl for those big swelling reactions like i get.  brit is on the edge between a systemic reaction that might require an epi-pen and those that the others of us get.  i do think she should have one.  her reactions are to close for comfort.  better to have it and not need it.....
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2007, 03:10:44 AM »

I agree, kathyp!  I got an epi-pen and will use it if I get stung.  I'm still in the pouting stage, but I'll get over it.

Thanks for the post, Brendhan.  His allergy sounds a lot like mine.
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